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College of Arts & Sciences Professional Advisor, Discover Programs

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: CoAS - Curric & Acad Outcomes - 208650
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Guided by our Catholic, Marianist identity as a University for the Common Good, Academic Advisors provide mission-centric academic advising by assisting undecided students in creating an educational plan designed to foster academic achievement, in navigating their academic, social and wellness journeys while fostering belonging, enhancing agency and engagement inside and outside the classroom, and by encouraging the identification and pursuit of vocational goals. We invite qualified candidates to apply for our College of Arts & Sciences Professional Advisor, Discover Programs openings!

The staff member serving in this role will be responsible for advising and student
success related tasks benefiting students in the Discover Programs. This includes
academic advising, vocational exploration, teaching courses in the Discover Program
curriculum, and providing student success interventions/referrals. This position, in
collaboration with the staff in the CAS Dean’s Office, will coordinate with various
campus partners to support Discover students from the time they apply to the University
of Dayton and up to the student’s major declaration.

Discover Program:
The Discover program at UD provides students with an opportunity to engage in
intentional and individualized major exploration in order to assist them in successfully
declaring a major that aligns with their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Through individualized academic advising, coursework, and experiential learning,
Discover Students engage in meaningful self-reflection and vocational exploration with a
goal of identifying an academic and career path that will allow them to impact their
communities in ways that align with their interests, values, and skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree
● 1 year of experience working with college-aged students or equivalent
experience in secondary education
● Strong interpersonal skills
● Effective written and verbal communication skills
● Strong critical thinking skills and adaptability to provide advising across
all disciplines at the university
● Ability to maintain discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive student
● Basic understanding of common challenges for students in college
● Ability to develop and maintain positive connections with campus
constituents, students and their families
● Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Suite (Sheets,
Docs, Drive, Calendar)
● Ability to relate to and work with diverse students, faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● Master’s preferred, preferably in education or related field
● Professional or graduate experience working in higher education
● Professional or graduate experience in academic advising, student success or
● Experience using educational software systems (Banner, Starfish, etc.) to track
and document academic information
● Experience working with undecided/undeclared students
● Experience instructing/teaching
● Knowledge of and sensitivity to values central to a Marianist education, including
a commitment to social justice and learning in diverse settings

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

Proposed application review date will be May 28, 2024, however all applications will be reviewed until position has been filled. 

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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